House OKs charter change led by Arroyo

House OKs charter change led by Arroyo

- The House of Representatives approved for final reading the federal charter change

- It was led by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

- However, it was being opposed by some members of the House

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The House of Representatives approved for third and final reading the resolution to amend the 1987 Constitution on Tuesday, December 11.

KAMI learned that the Resolution of Both Houses No. 15 also known as the “Resolution of Both Houses Proposing the Revision of the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines” gained 224 votes in favor of passing it as reported by Yahoo News.

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As reported by Inquirer, the movement was opposed by Senior Deputy Minority Leader Jose “Lito” Atienza, of Buhay party-list group.

“Shifting to federalism is not the answer to our problems today or even for tomorrow,” said Atienza.

However, it has been reported before that some senators considered the federal charter led by House Speaker and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as “dead on arrival”. As stated by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, it is very “doubtful” that the federal draft charter will make it to the Senate.

In a recent report by KAMI, there are big changes stated in RBH No. 15 such as no anti-dynasty provisions, no term limit for senators as well as district and party-list representatives. It also limited the term of president and vice president to four years.

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